German Sport University Cologne
Mario Thevis graduated in organic chemistry and sports sciences in 1998. He earned his PhD in Biochemistry in 2001 and did post-doctoral research at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2002. After being a senior researcher from 2003 to 2005 he was appointed as Professor for Preventive Doping Research at the German Sport University Cologne in 2006. Dr. Thevis further qualified as Forensic Chemist, acts as director of the European Monitoring Center for Emerging Doping Agents (EuMoCEDA), and is Editor-in-Chief of Drug Testing & Analysis. Since 2014, Professor Thevis is also vice president for research at the German Sport University Cologne.